You can have the most flawless makeup, but if your skin isn’t on point, it’s all for naught! To make sure you present a clean, clear canvas to the world, we asked celeb dermatologist and Black Opal consultant Dr. Cheryl Burgess to give us her top ten black skincare secrets. Here’s to saving face!
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“Fight the signs of aging with with sun protection, cosmeceutical skin care products and a diet rich in antioxidants.”
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“Use mineral makeup in the summer! Black Opal Mineral Brilliance Powder Foundation ($9.95, walmart.com) has natural SPF and gives a youthful glow.”
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“Prevent dry skin by decreasing your bathing water temperature to lukewarm. Also, use a moisturizing cleansing bar and moisturize the skin with a creme or lotion immediately after drying off.”
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There’s no excuse for ashiness! “Use rich, shea buter-infused creams to hydrate dry skin,” says Dr. Burgess. We like L’Occitane Ultra Rich Shea Butter Body Creme ($39, amazon.com).
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“To treat oily skin or serious acne, try the Black Opal Maximum Strength Blemish Kit ($23.99, amazon.com). It contains all the products you need to cleanse your skin, control oil and treat blemishes.”
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“If you’re prone to blemishes, use oil-free moisturizers that will not clog the pores. Also, avoid greasy and oily substances on the skin.” Try Juice beauty Oil-Free Moisturizer ($28, sephora.com).
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“Picking at acne causes dark spot formations. To treat hyperpigmentation, try an acne cleanser containing salicylic acid.” We like Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash ($6.38, soap.com).
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“To reduce dark spots and brighten skin, use products with hydroquinone…it works by inhibiting enzyme that produces excessive pigmentation.” Try DDF Fade Gel ($50, amazon.com).
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“Whenever you use hydroquinone, you should also apply sun protection. Black Opal’s Fade System ($16, cvs.com) protects skin from UVA/UVB rays without leaving it ashy.”
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“Don’t use fade products over a long period of time. If you haven’t received results within four months, visit a board certified dermatologist who specializes in ethnic skin.”
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